“I wasn’t offering her pity,” Mrs. Caswell said impatiently. “Tragedies don’t interest me, tragedies and heartbreaks are all alike, what matters is how a person meets them, how they survive them. Given the inevitability of losses and disappointments in life, that’s where the challenge is and the uniqueness. I was offering her sympathy.”
~~ Dorothy Gilman (Mrs. Pollifax)
“It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about
them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the
pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the
world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight.
And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that
go all the way to the foundation of their soul.”